Law Society of Western Australian Mock Trial Competition
Holy Cross Colleges inaugural Mock Trial team participated in their first trial on Tuesday the 13th of March at the 1903 Supreme Court of Western Australia.
A mock trial is a simulated court case in which teams contest a fictitious legal matter presented in the Western Australia court system. The cases are presented by two teams – a prosecution/plaintiff team and a defence/defendant team – made up of students playing the roles of barristers, solicitors, witnesses and court officials. Judges award points based on an understanding of the case, knowledge of court procedure and presentation.
Twelve eager students spent weeks preparing for the mock trial, meeting weekly after school and during their lunch times. Our students spoke confidently and with purpose highlighting their legal knowledge, quick thinking and adaptability.
The team has two more trials to contest and cannot wait to receive the case materials to begin preparations.
Humanities and Social Sciences Teacher